A burglar left his prescription drugs near the crime scene
A burglar who was found after leaving his prescription drugs near a crime scene has appeared in court.
Kyle Godber broke into a house in Chestnut Road, Ollerton, while occupants were sleeping upstairs and stole a laptop, record player and cash.
The owners only discovered that the burglary had taken place the next morning.
However, Godber had left a plastic bag containing tablets he had been prescribed in the back garden of a house further up the road.
He was caught by CCTV entering the garden on the night of the burglary, in the early hours of November 15, 2021.
The owner informed the police of the bag and its contents, which enabled officers to locate Godber.
Godber, 29, of Poplar Close, Hackney, London, admitted burglary with intent to steal at an earlier hearing and was given a 12-month community order, with a requirement for rehabilitation, at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday August 18.
Detective Constable Andrew Brownless, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘Godber committed these offenses without any regard for the financial and emotional impact on the victim.
“I am happy that he has been brought before the courts. The force takes all reports of burglary very seriously and is committed to both preventing burglaries before they happen and to prosecuting burglars who ravage our communities and bringing them to justice.